Jillina Barrera, CMT
EducationJillina Barrera is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute of San Jose. She attended the core program in 2018 and the Advanced Neuromuscular program in 2019, graduating with honors.
Why Massage?Jillina entered the world of massage to help people in pain. She views body pain as a multi-faceted problem affecting people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.
How She Achieves ResultsJillina creates customized plans to restore health and wellness, starting with each client’s health history. From there, she will conduct a series of range of motion tests to determine the individual’s dysfunction and compensation and help identify the root cause of their condition. Post-evaluation, she will suggest the proper course of treatment and corrective action. If there’s time available, start bodywork… which all clients appreciate.
BackgroundOnce a competitive ballroom dance instructor, Jillina remains an active member of the Ballroom community. This experience shows Jillina the importance of balance and healthy body movement. She understands the struggle of breaking bad postural and compensatory habits and strives to help others reeducate and rehabilitate their muscular and structural afflictions. CAMTC #76477, exp 8/29/2024 AMTA #1578768, exp 7/31/2023
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I am super impressed with the healing results I have experienced as a result of receiving professional neuromuscular therapies over the course... of a couple of months only!! .. I came in to the Castrell Neuromuscular Practice with various bodily discomforts going on simultaneously but have been seeing one physical issue after another gradually improving. Last week, after an hour-long session with Therapist Castrell, I was able to do a certain bending-stretch that I have not been able to pull off ever since an injury I had few years back. Needless to say, that was an incredible moment for me! -Also, I had pulled a calf muscle earlier this year which caused me some scar tissue build-up.. Consequently, I began having heel pain (at the start of summer) which just would not go away and was quite debilitating 🙁 However, after specialized deep muscle massage techniques, I can happily say that the intense & persistent heel aches have drastically diminished and I have gained much more mobility 🙂 ~ I have had nothing but VERY positive experiences with the Castrell Neuromuscular Therapy and would strongly recommend anyone struggling with minor or major bodily soreness and stiffness as well as suffering with different pain difficulties to promptly schedule a visit at the Castrell practice. You will not regret it!! We owe ourselves a properly functioning & healthy body!!read more
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I’ve been having discomfort in my body for a long time and couldn’t even go to the gym. In the first visit, Dr Castrell identified what was... going on in my body and went straight to work. I was able to sleep better, focus better and I felt my mobility was great. After I thought the first visit was really good and couldn’t get any better, the second visit surprised me even more, I felt as light as a feather. My body can actually move. Dr Castrell knows how the body should move and taught me the importance of taking care of your body. I will be coming regularlyread more
The first session was more than a full hour. It was closer to 1 hr and 20 minutes. I have been suffering from hip pain for the past 5 or more... years and recently I also pulled a muscle. Castrell did a full review of the whole body, not just my hip. Then after the session, I felt my body felt freer and something so basic as walking felt more natural and comfortable. For me this is quite miraculous!read more
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I cannot praise the work of Jillina Barrera enough for the treatment she provided to me. My doctor told me that this treatment was my last hope... because...read more
Highly recommend going here if you have any physical discomfort or pain. I was suffering from pain due to anxiety and couldn't find relief until... I came...read more
Not only does he have a cool alliterative superhero name, he’s genuinely here to help people. Right off the bat you can tell that he is genuine... and cares about his craft and easing peoples’ pain. If you’re looking for real relief then start here!read more
I found Croft when searching for something better than a PT who just has you do stretches. I made a double back to back appt for me and my... husband. Croft...read more
Do you know that feeling when you find a trusted resource, someone who is really good at what they do? A good mechanic? Electrician? Dr? Croft... is one of those people.Over the years I've had many surgeries and physical therapy. From my experience, and from my results with him, I am very impressed with Croft's knowledge and experience. He understands how the body is interconnected rather than just focusing on the area that hurts. You can treat the area that hurts but if you don't treat the cause, you're left chasing your tail. As part of one of my treatments, he was working on my diaphragm. I asked him why and he said because my hips didn't have good internal rotation and if he didn't open that area up, it would continue to be a struggle. Sure enough, my internal rotation was better and I had less pain.I wholeheartedly recommend Croft and his staff. They practice 21st century healing. Thanks!read more
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Long overdue review, Castrell's been taking care of me for the last year with my muscular issues. It can be painful but I always come out better.
Croft is the best therapist I've ever seen.
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Castrell Neuromuscular Therapy is pure excellence! I have been to many massage businesses in Silicon Valley and I can say, hands down, that this... is the absolute best one.All therapists at this business are wonderful, but I have worked extensively with Croft. He is an expert in his field; he has vast knowledge of the body, knows a variety of modalities and works to find the root of your pain.His top priority is to get you out of distress and then to teach you how to take care and improve your body so you don’t end up in the same situation that brought you to him.I appreciate how he wants all his clients to improve and ultimately not need him anymore. This is so opposite of many therapist, who just want to make money off people.Croft is not only a highly skilled therapist, but his manner and professionalism always make me feel at ease. He is funny, kind and tells the best jokes, just when I need it.I am so thankful I found this place and Croft!read more
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